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Applied Sport Management Skills 3rd Edition With Web Study Guide

Applied Sport Management Skills 3rd Edition With Web Study Guide

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    Applied Sport Management Skills, Third Edition With Web Study Guide, takes a unique and effective approach to teaching students how to become strong leaders and managers in the world of sport. Organized around the central management functions—planning, organizing, leading, and controlling—this third edition addresses the Common Professional Component topics outlined by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA).

    The text explains important concepts but then takes the student beyond theories, to applying those management principles and developing management skills. This practical how-to approach, accompanied by unmatched learning tools, helps students put concepts into action as sport managers—developing the skills of creative problem solving and strategic planning, and developing the ability to lead, organize, and delegate.

    Applied Sport Management Skills, Third Edition, has been heavily revised and touts a full-color format with 1,300 new references. Content updates keep pace with industry trends, including deeper discussions of legal liability, risk management and equipment management, servant leadership, sport culture, and social media. Particularly valuable are the special elements and practical applications that offer students real opportunities to develop their skills:
    • Features such as Reviewing Their Game Plan and Sport Management Professionals @ Work (new to this edition) provide a cohesive thread to keep students focused on how sport managers use the concepts on the job.
    • Applying the Concept and Time-Out sidebars offer opportunities for critical thinking by having the student think about how specific concepts relate to a sport situation or to the student’s actual experiences in sports, including part-time jobs, full-time jobs, internships, and volunteer work.
    • Self-Assessment exercises offer insight into students’ strengths and weaknesses and how to address shortcomings.
    An enhanced web study guide is integrated with the text to facilitate a more interactive setting with which to complete many of the learning activities. Several of the exercises require students to visit a sport organization and answer questions to gain a better understanding of sport management.
    • Skill-Builder Exercises present a variety of scenarios and provide step-by-step guidance on handling day-to-day situations such as setting priorities, conducting job interviews, handling conflict, and coaching employees to better performance.
    • Sports and Social Media Exercises offer Internet-based activities that expose students to the role of social media in managing a sport organization. Students are required to use popular social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn and visit sport websites.
    • Game Plan for Starting a Sport Business cases put students in the driver’s seat and ask them to perform managerial activities such as developing an organization structure and formulating ideas on how to lead their employees.
    The web study guide allows students to complete most of the learning activities online or download them and then submit them to the instructor. Instructors will also have access to a suite of ancillaries: an instructor guide, test package, and presentation package.

    Applied Sport Management Skills, Third Edition, is a critical resource that provides students with a thorough understanding of the management principles used in sport organizations while also helping students developing their practical skills. Students will appreciate the opportunity to begin building a solid foundation for a fulfilling career in sport management.


    Applied text for students in sport management and administration, sport business, sport leadership, sport industry, and other sport management courses; reference for sport managers and libraries.
    Part I. Introduction to Sport Management

    Chapter 1.
    Managing Sports
    The Sport Industry
    What Is Sport Management?
    What Does It Take to Be a Successful Manager?
    What Do Sport Managers Do?
    How Do Managers Differ?

    Chapter 2. The Sport Industry Environment
    Internal Environment and Quality in Sport
    External Environment and Risk Management
    Conducting Sport Business in a Global Environment
    Ethics in Sport Management
    Social Responsibility and Sustainability

    Part II. Planning

    Chapter 3.
    Creative Problem Solving and Decision Making
    An Overview of Problem Solving and Decision Making
    Step 1: Define the Problem or Opportunity
    Step 2: Set Objectives and Criteria
    Step 3: Generate Alternatives
    Step 4: Select the Most Feasible Alternative
    Step 5: Implement the Decision
    Step 6: Control the Results

    Chapter 4. Strategic and Operational Planning
    An Overview of Strategic and Operational Planning
    Strategic Process
    Analysis of the Environment
    Setting of Objectives
    Corporate-Level Strategy
    Business-Level Strategy
    Functional-Level Strategies
    Implementing and Controlling the Strategies

    Part III. Organizing

    Chapter 5.
    Organizing and Delegating Work
    The Organizing Function
    Organizational Design
    Job Design
    Organizing Yourself and Delegating Work

    Chapter 6. Sport Culture, Innovation, and Diversity
    Managing Change
    Organizational Culture
    Innovation, Quality, and the Learning Organization
    Organizational Development

    Chapter 7. Human Resources Management
    Human Resources Management Process and Department
    Legal Environment
    Human Resources Planning and Job Analysis
    Attracting Employees
    Developing Employees
    Performance Appraisals
    Retaining Employees

    Part IV. Leading

    Chapter 8.
    Behavior in Organizations
    Organizational Behavior
    Politics in the Office and on the Field
    Managing Conflict

    Chapter 9. Team Development
    Importance of Teamwork to Performance
    Group Performance Model
    Group Structure
    Group Process
    Stages of Group Development and Leadership Styles
    Developing Groups Into Teams
    Getting to Better Meetings

    Chapter 10. Communicating for Results
    Understanding the Importance of Good Communication
    Using Organizational Communication
    Using Interpersonal Communication
    Using the Channels
    Sending Messages
    Receiving Messages
    Responding to Messages
    Dealing With Emotions and Criticism

    Chapter 11. Motivating to Win
    Motivation and Performance
    Content Motivation Theories
    Process Motivation Theories
    Reinforcement Theory
    Putting Theory to Work Within the Motivational Process and Motivating Yourself

    Chapter 12. Leading to Victory
    Leadership and Traits
    Behavior of Effective Leaders
    Contemporary Perspectives
    Situational Leadership Theories and Models
    Getting to Your Personal Style of Leadership

    Part V. Controlling

    Chapter 13.
    Controlling Quality, Financials, Productivity and Managing People
    Quality and Control Systems
    Control Process
    Frequency of Controls
    Financial Controls
    Managing People
    Managing Problem Employees

    Chapter 14. Facilities and Events Management
    Sport Facilities and Event Management
    Sport Facilities Management
    Sport Event Management
    Planning and Controlling Sports
    Sales Forecasting Techniques
    Scheduling Tools
    Time Management
    Robert N. Lussier, PhD, is a professor of management at the birthplace of basketball, Springfield College, where more than one-third of the students compete in 27 intercollegiate athletic teams. He has taught undergraduate and graduate sport management students for more than 30 years. He has also supervised sport internships and serves as an advisor for sport management research projects.

    Lussier was an intercollegiate cross country and track athlete and has coached at the college, high school, and youth levels. He is a prolific writer with more than 444 publications, including articles in top refereed journals. Over one million people globally have used his textbooks, earning him an unsurpassed national and international reputation as an author and keynote speaker.

    David C. Kimball, PhD, is a professor of management and the director of the sport management program at Elms College. He teaches sport management and sport marketing courses. As coordinator of the sport management internship program, he has placed many students in internships that offer real-world experience.
    Kimball has helped develop and promote sporting events for organizations such as Junior Achievement and the JCC Maccabi Games, and he coaches and supervises Maccabi athletes each summer. He has an expansive network of friends and acquaintances in the sport management field; many of the case studies in this book arose from these relationships.
    All ancillaries are free to adopting instructors and available online.

    Instructor guide. Includes chapter and lecture outlines; definitions of key terms; answers to the Time-Out and application exercises, review and discussion questions, and case study questions; and exercise ideas and suggestions for classroom use.

    Test package. Contains more than 900 questions in true-or-false, essay and short-answer, and multiple-choice formats. A second set of questions includes questions that are posed in the learning activities throughout the text.

    Presentation package. Includes more than 350 PowerPoint slides of text, artwork, and tables from the book that can be used for class discussion and presentation. The slides in the presentation package can be used directly within PowerPoint or printed to make transparencies or handouts for distribution to students. Instructors can easily add, modify, and rearrange the order of the slides.

    Web study guide. Features resources and student exercises for additional applied learning opportunities. Some features in the textbook can also be completed online via the web study guide and submitted to instructors as gradable activities.

    The web study guide is also available for purchase separately • ISBN 978-1-4925-8685-2

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